Experience

MacKenzie-Childs Aurora, NY
Graphic Designer  |  December 2014 - Present

 

Pinckney Hugo Group Syracuse, NY
Art Director  |  December 2012 - November 2014
Assistant Art Director  |  May 2011 - December 2012

• Multi-task numerous marketing projects simultaneously with tight deadlines in a demanding and fast-paced environment

• Collaborate with clients and internal departments on strategy, conception and follow-through of breakthrough creative marketing campaigns 

• Attend client meetings to present design solutions 

• Top 5 Client’s go-to designer for defining new “looks” for countless marketing initiatives

• Proactively created training manual on internal creative process to assist design team

• Provide guidance and supervise 5 person in-house design team
    
Projects Include:
NY State fair exhibits, trade show displays, packaging, logo design, in-store signage and collateral, end cap displays, identity packages, weekly circulars, store gift cards, direct mailers, take ones, newspaper inserts and ads, email graphics, event invitations, newsletters, tv spot concepts, etc.

Clients Include: Kinney Drugs, Avitae Caffinated Water, New York Agriculture and Markets, The Matthew House, Gear Motions, Faradyne Motors, MDR

 

Freelance Wedding Invitation Designer Auburn, NY
Graphic Designer, Sales, Customer Service
February 2010 - Present

• Consult with each individual couple

• Design custom invitations specific to their unique vision

• Provide cost-effective recommendations and design solutions
    
Projects Include:
Invitation suites, save the dates, bridal shower invitations and numerous wedding day accessories (menus, place cards, programs, thank you notes, etc.)

    

Curley’s Restaurant Auburn, NY
Graphic Designer, Bartender, Waitress Extraordinaire
November 2007 - Present

• Design and update restaurant menus and event posters

 

BellaMuse New York, NY
Administrative Assistant, Graphic Designer, Sales, Customer Service
September 2006 - September 2009

• Internship to full-time employment with greeting card company

• Consult with buyers and stores for sales opportunities 

• Track inventory and place fulfillment orders

• Research latest trends in stationery design

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite CS6, Microsoft Office, Mac and PC proficient
Highly motivated, strategic thinker, problem solver, strong communicator, meticulous attention to detail

Education

Parsons The New School for Design New York, NY
Bachelor of Fine Arts

Parsons Paris Paris, France

Cayuga Community College Auburn, NY